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Panel

Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Mehun-sur-Yèvre (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baron du Tremblay, Alexis (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware and with moulded decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4066-1901

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Panel of earthenware, covered with a blue glaze, and with moulded decoration of a view of a Moorish fortified gateway, possibly the Puerta del Sol in Toledo. In the foreground are figures of soldiers, one of them is mounted, and the landscape is surrounded by a moulded border.

Place of Origin

Mehun-sur-Yèvre (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Baron du Tremblay, Alexis (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware and with moulded decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'A.D.T. BREVET D'INVENTION'
Impressed within a circle

Dimensions

Length: 26 cm, Width: 17.8 cm

Descriptive line

Panel of earthenware, covered with a blue glaze, and with moulded decoration, attributed to Alexis Baron du Tremblay, Mehun-sur-Yèvre, ca. 1850.

Labels and date

PANEL

4066-1901

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This panel was formerly part of the collection of the Museum of Practical Geology; it depicts an unidentifiable Islamic fortification in North Africa. The process by which it was made is called émaux ombrants. Du Tremblay worked in partnership with Baron Arnable. They patented this technique, in which the decoration is moulded, undercut and then glazed so that the deeper areas retain the strongest pool of colour, in 1836, with improvements in 1842. They produced a wide variety of items at a factory near du Tremblay's château, Rubelles, near Mehun.

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street [1987-2006]

Production Note

appears as France (Mehun)

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Moulded; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Soldier; Gateway

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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